Faster to knit than the Spectra scarf, good looking, warm and fun to wear,
this hat can be worn with or without Mr. Stephen Wests Spectra scarf.
I have, it seems, an affinity for turning any and every yarn that I touch into a hat . . . so thinking I was due for a change from my hat phase, I purchased the well received Spectra scarf pattern by Mr. West.
I found some lovely, fine, sock weight yarns at Knit-a-Bit in Westfield, NJ and began to work on that previously mentioned pretty scarf.
I was in love with the framed panels and changes in the yarn's color, I was looking forward to seeing the scarf take shape. I excitedly cast on as directed and was off and running. (OK, so only another knitter could understand this excitement.)
Then, after two repeats of the pattern, I just had to rip it out and restart, I just had to turn the patten into a hat. (frog, frog, rip it, ribbit . . .) A hat was just pleading to be made from that yarn, the framed colors would be just perfect. So it was that I began work on this, Spectra, the Hat. The rest as they say, is history, and that history provides you with this pattern.
~7 stitches per inch in stockinette with #3 US size needles
~one skein of the mini mochi yarn makes about two hats with a good bit left over.
~on the Vail yarn there are more than two hat's worth there. So far I have worked up three, Spectra, the Hat, hats! And there's still a another hat or two's worth of yarn left.
000 yards of Fingering weight
The holidays are coming up faster than you might think! They are always followed by frigid temp, blowing snow and the need for warm accessories. You are going to need some snugly warm hats and scarves for yourself and your family. Have you begun your Christmas / Holiday knitting yet. Are you ready for winter? Do you remember shopping last year, seeing all that lovely knitwear with those ...
The holidays are coming up faster than you might think! They are always followed by frigid temp, blowing snow and the need for warm accessories. You are going to need some snugly warm hats and scarves for yourself and your family. Have you begun your Christmas / Holiday knitting yet. Are you ready for winter? Do you remember shopping last year, seeing all that lovely knitwear with those horrendously high prices? If you're like me you were thinking, if only I had the time, I could make that easily. . .
Well now's the time to get started. Grab those needles and get creative, start to work, you'll be glad you did. Start with one of the lovely patterns below.
I am a nurse by day for disabled school children, I design in yarn and write Knitting patterns. I also write children's books for reluctant reader with what time there is left. I was taught by my maternal grandmother to knit. Then came the Girl Scouts, my troop leaders pushed me to knit more seriously. I have been knitting off and on since.
Then, a few years ago I discovered **Knitting Haven,** a lovely little corner of the internet that encouraged me and allowed me to further flourish my needles.. There are some great ladies on that webpage. :-D Thanks Holly, no really, thank you .
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